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From: lara m
Date: 09-17-2006, 03:42 PM (1 of 6)
I am looking for stick pins or hat pins. I can only find 6 in or 2.25 in. Way too long and way too short. I need 3 or 4 in pins. I have looked on line as well as craft stores and can't find them. If anyone knows where I can get them please tell me. I would appreciate it so much.:nc:
User: lara m
Member since: 05-06-2003
Total posts: 65
From: Sancin
Date: 09-17-2006, 07:27 PM (2 of 6)
I don't know where you can get pins or what you use them for. Have you thought of buying the 6" ones, cutting and then sharpening the ends?
*~*~*~* Nancy*~*~*~* " I try to take one day at a time - but sometimes several days attack me at once."
User: Sancin
Member since: 02-13-2005
Total posts: 895
From: Patty22
Date: 09-17-2006, 08:48 PM (3 of 6)
How about an antique shop that deals in costume estate jewelry?
User: Patty22
Member since: 03-29-2006
Total posts: 1194
From: Chrysantha
Date: 09-17-2006, 10:11 PM (4 of 6)
I used to have a bunch of those. I think I got them in a crafts store. (they had fake 'pearl' heads.) Try Michaels, Wally World, in the craft/beading dept.
Hobby Lobby might have some and JoAnn's. (
User: Chrysantha
Member since: 09-06-2002
Total posts: 2414
From: lara m
Date: 09-18-2006, 01:16 PM (5 of 6)
Nope, the ones with the pearl heads are corsage pins and they are too short. By the time I cut them off they won't be long enough. I am making hat pins but not the 6 in ones. I guess I could just cut them to size but that is such a pain when I will be making so many and have to do it on each one. Still if anyone knows where I can find the 3-4 in ones let me know. Thank you all!
User: lara m
Member since: 05-06-2003
Total posts: 65
From: lara m
Date: 09-21-2006, 03:27 PM (6 of 6)
i was able to contact a bead store close by and they have the 3 and 5 in pins. Thanks you all for your help too.:smile:
User: lara m
Member since: 05-06-2003
Total posts: 65
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